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Sep 24, 2012 6:30pm PDT
in benghazi. army officers are now in charge of the heavily armed february 17 brigade and another militia. >> the announcement came a day after the libyan military in the capitalof tripoli moved in on paramilitary groups there. a number of groups have operated freely since the overthrow of muammar gaddafi a year ago. the government and military haare capitalizing on the shift in mood. almost two decades of autocratic rule by the president of belarus is set to continue following sunday's parliamentary elections. >> but, according to western observers, the government was returned to power by a poll that was neither free nor fair. the government in minsk has dismissed the criticism and opposition's boycott of the vote as well. >> as the central election commission announced its bolt -- its results, one member said, ironically, it seems that opposition parties do not enjoy the trust of their electorate. at monday morning's press conference, the commission was quick to quash talk of low voter turnout. >> the elections were valid in all prisons throughout the republic of belarus -- in all preci
PBS
Sep 26, 2012 6:30pm PDT
in benghazi. in march 2011, the ordered in international military operation to protect civilians, the beginning of the end for libyan leader muammar gaddafi. but the u.n. does not only make peace -- it also orders peacekeeping operations. these presume that both sides want to lay down their arms. >> studies show that if peacekeeping missions are sent in, peacekeeping missions as 60% to 80% more likely to hold. one current example of a successful un peacekeeping force is the mission to liberia. >> nearly a decade ago, the security council sent in thousands of peacekeepers to liberia. a civil war had devastated the country. just two years after that, ellen johnson was elected president, the first woman to lead an african state. former dictator charles taylor was put on trial for war crimes. for the u.n., it was a success story, but in syria, the legitimacy of the security council is in jeopardy. russia and china had vetoed an intervention. no one thinks that getting rid of their veto right is an option, but there are other suggestions for reforms. >> you could consider making count
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